• Good range-of-motion is part of good physical fitness
    FAQs,  Fitness tips

    Physical fitness explained in simple terms

    Ever wonder exactly what we mean when we say “fitness”? Let’s take a moment to look at physical fitness the term most often used when considering exercise and physical activity. Physical fitness Physical fitness is a person’s ability to perform activities while taking into account several body systems working together. Being more “fit” allows you to do things with less effort. 11 parts – 6 health-related, 5 skill-related Physical fitness can be broken down into two broad categories. Health and skills. The health-related parts of physical fitness include: cardiorespiratory endurance (the fitness of your heart and lungs) muscular strength (the fitness of your muscles in regards to strength) muscular endurance…

  • Safe exercise for seniors
    Exercise,  Fitness tips,  Professional

    Risky strength training, movements, and flexibility exercises for Older Adults

    Seniors vary in function The older adult can vary in functional capacity ranging from master’s athletes to frailty. Given this, exercise programming has a high degree of individualization and specificity. There is a stereotyping that older adults should partake only in mild exercise programs due to weakness and frailty associated with aging. This is not the case, the older adult may successfully and safely participate in resistance training programs and with proper progression can achieve significant intensity (Baechle & Earle, 2008; Fleck & Kraemer, 2014; McArdle, Katch, & Katch, 2015). Seniors should not be automatically relegated to automatic gentle exercise.  Rather, incorporating proper screening and assessment, warm-up and cooldown, expert…